Smoking IN public places

For a long time now many people have different views about smoking in
public places. Smokers feel it is their right to smoke where and when they
want. On the other hand non-smokers feel smokers violate their rights and
endanger there life. Smoking causes heart disease, lung cancer and other
serious illnesses. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung
cancer. A substantial number of lung cancers that occur in non-smokers can
be attributed to involuntary smoking. There are some parts in the United
States where you can smoke in public places, on the other hand in New York
there are designated areas. While some people feel that smoking in public
places should remain since it is their right, smoking in public places
should be banned because second-hand smoke will endanger non-smokers health and it pollutes the enviroment
Smokers feel they have had the right to smoke in a public place for so
long that it should not be taken away. Resturants and businesses should be
allowed to set their own smoking rules, based on demands of the customers.
Also business may decrease if they do not allow smokers the right to smoke,
ecspecially bars and restaurants. The work place is another problem for
smokers, now they have to go outside even in the winter to have a
cigarette, even though they used to be able to smoke inside. A strong
supporter on smokers rights is Democratic Assemblyman Dick Floyd, who
wanted to vote for a controversial smokers right bill. He feels it is not a
smoking bill, it merely protects the people who use legal substances such
as tobacco and alcohol in their homes from job discrimination.
However, smoking in public places is a danger to non-smokers health
for the reason of passive or second-hand smoke. The public does not realize
the significant hazards of passive smoking. A U.S enviromental protection
agency stated second-hand smoke is th…

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